On This Day

Historical Events in 1634

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Jan 24 Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein
Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • Feb 17 Puritan author William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti", criticising the theatre

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Feb 18 Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein's execution

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein
  • Feb 19 Battle of Smolensk: King Wladyslaw IV of Poland beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]
  • Feb 25 Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills Duke Wallenstein
  • Mar 1 Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
  • Mar 3 1st tavern in Boston (Mass) opens (Samuel Cole)
  • Mar 13 First meeting of what would become the Academie Francaise in Paris at the house of Valentin Conrart
  • Mar 25 Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland
  • Apr 6 Heeren XIX (the directors of the Dutch West India Company) ask "to secure Eylands Curacao"
  • May 4 Johan van Walbeeck's fleet departs to West Indies
  • May 31 The colony of Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony
  • Jun 14 Russia and Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov
  • Jul 4 The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec
  • Jul 6 Johan van Walbeeck's ships bypass St-Anna Bay, Curaçao
  • Jul 29 Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao
  • Aug 18 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
  • Aug 26 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Spanish forces defeat a force of Swedish and German protestants
  • Aug 27 Battle of Nordingen: Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar loses Duchy of Franconia
  • Sep 5 -6] Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
  • Sep 6 Battle at Nordlingen ends in Swedish/protestant German defeat
  • Oct 11 Burchardi flood - "the second Grote Mandrenke" kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany
  • Oct 19 Beach Island in North Sea destroyed by a heavy storm flood

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Oct 20 British King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Nov 11 Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery".